Founder, Innovation and Development Foundation
Giorgi VASHADZE is the Founder of Innovation and Development Foundation (IDF), an international knowledge platform that has been actively involved in Ukrainian state reforms since 2014. It has contributed to successful transformation of public procurements (Prozorro), the creation of public service hall (Gotovo), the establishment of National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), drafting and adoption of High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) legislation and enactment of Economic Modernization Act of Ukraine. In addition, IDF pioneers blockchain technology to combat corruption. Mr. Vashadze was a member of the Parliament of Georgia, a deputy chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, the Deputy Minister of Justice. He has an outstanding track record in initiating, planning, and managing fundamental reforms. Since 2005, he has successfully implemented several projects of the Georgian Ministry of Justice. From 2006 to 2010, he served as the Head of the Civil Registry Agency in Georgia, where he initiated and implemented biometric passports, ID cards, digital signature, citizen portal, unified Demographic Registry, visual recognition, accelerated services, remote services, etc. In 2011, Mr. Vashadze was a Deputy Minister of Justice, where he was in charge of establishing the Public Service Hall. The concept was based on the principle of Everything in One Place. The project of Public Service Halls received the most prestigious United Nations Public Service Awards in 2012 for its excellence in public service.